Marshallese language

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Marshallese is an official language of the Marshall Islands, with English as their second. It is used as the language to teach in most primary schools.[1]

(new orthography) Kajin M̧ajeļ
(old orthography) Kajin Majōl
Native toMarshall Islands
Native speakers
(55,000 cited 1979)[3]
Latin (Marshallese alphabet)
Official status
Official language in
 Marshall Islands
Language codes
ISO 639-1mh
ISO 639-2mah
ISO 639-3mah
A map of Micronesian languages. Marshallese is spoken in the orange area.

Marshallese is most closely related to Kiribati,Nauruen,Pohnpeian, Mokilese and Chuukese, which are other Micronesian languages. There are other Micronesian languages closely related to the Marshallese language.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Marshallese alphabet, pronunciation, and language". Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  2. "Marshallese". SIL International. Archived from the original on 2015-04-11. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  3. Marshallese at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  4. " - Language and Tools". Retrieved 2022-12-31.